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Termite Inspections & Control In Phoenix, AZ

 

Termites are one of the most destructive pests for homes and businesses. By the time you see a termite, there’s a colony at work destroying your foundation, structure and maybe even your furniture. For total termite extermination in Mesa or Phoenix, AZ, trust Green Home Termite & Pest Control.

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Why Do You Need Termite Treatment in Phoenix, AZ?

In the Phoenix area, the soil surrounding new homes is treated to protect from termite infestation. Within three to five years, termite pretreatment wears off, leaving your property exposed. Homes of any age are at risk for termites, even new homes made from modern construction materials. While they are most associated with eating wood, termites can also tear through plastic, paper and drywall.

There are two primary species of termite in Arizona: the subterranean termite and the drywood termite. Drywood termites build their colonies inside of wood, avoiding contact with the soil. Subterranean termites are harder to spot because they nest underground. Our professionals are trained to located and identify termite colonies for rapid extermination.

It also helps to know your foe. Some facts about termites include:

  • No sleep: Termites never rest. They steadily consume materials and build tunnels as they move through your property.
  • Temporary wings: Termites shed their wings after swarming, leaving piles that signal their presence.
  • Long life: Termites can live incredibly long lives, up to 20 years in some cases.
  • Large colonies: Subterranean termite colonies can grow up to over a million insects.
  • Significant damage: Termites cause an estimated five billion dollars in property damage every year.

Damage Caused by Termites

The damage caused by termites will continue to spread until treated. Termites can consume plaster, mortar joints and metal siding. Walls, floors and ceilings damaged by termites may appear to sag as they grow weaker and retain more moisture. Typical damage includes tunneling and chewed portions of wood.

We provide termite inspection, fumigation and extermination services in the Mesa, Scottsdale and Phoenix areas. We stand out from other companies with a particular focus on termite treatment that is safe for pets.

How Can You Control Termites?

The best way to control termites in the Phoenix area is with regular professional termite treatment. Termites are incredibly prevalent in Phoenix and across Arizona, outnumbering us by millions. They’re likely already on your property, and if the conditions are right, they will start chewing away at your home or business. Conditions promoting termite infestations include:

  • Moisture: Wood with a moisture content above 20% is attractive to termites.
  • Firewood: Firewood stacked in soil or too close to your home can lead to an infestation.
  • Trees: Nearby dead trees and stumps create the perfect conditions for termite colonies.
  • Leaks: Leaks in your roof, plumbing, windows and around your house encourage termites.
  • Damage: Damaged gutters, siding and home foundations create entry points for moisture and termites.
  • Wood-to-soil contact: Anywhere your home has wood in contact with soil is a potential hotspot for termite activity

Signs of a Termite Infestation

When the time is right, termites swarm from their nests to find mates and begin new colonies. Termites make it a point to stay out of sight, though, so it’s easy to miss the arrival of termites at your home. This means colonies can go undetected for some time — even months or years. By the time you notice the signs of a termite infestation, you’re probably facing a significant population.

Common signs of a termite infestation include the following.

Sounds

For as small as they are, termites make a lot of noise. The loudest sound a termite creates is called headbanging — a technique for signaling danger to other colony members. When termites headbang, they are knocking their heads against wood or other surfaces producing what we hear as a soft clicking noise. Termites also generate noise while moving and eating, creating rustling, buzzing or rattling noises.

Droppings

While subterranean termites use their droppings as support for their tunnels, drywood termites push theirs out the entrance. Drywood termites are common and a persistent nuisance in the Phoenix area. Piles of termite droppings — also known as termite frass — are a sure sign you have a colony nearby. Mounds of frass are identifiable by collections of dark powder and small black markings.

Damage

Termites are destructive. They’ll leave visible signs communicating their presence. If your wood sounds hollow or feels coarse, you may have termites. Termites will also leave visible tunnels and holes in their wake as they chew through your home and furniture. In severe infestations, you’ll see entire sections of wood disappear, as the largest colonies can consume up to pound of wood per day.

Termites

The most obvious sign you’re facing a termite infestation is to spot a termite with your own eyes. Drywood termite swarmers have red bodies with black wings, while subterranean termites have black bodies and white wings. Subterranean termites — the most destructive — can grow up to an inch in length. Drywood termites are smaller, with adults reaching sizes up to 3/8 inch. Miss the termite but spot their wings? Termite swarmers drop their wings shortly after landing, often in noticeable piles.

 

We Are Your Source for Termite Extermination in Phoenix

Termite extermination for your Phoenix area home or business begins with a complete inspection by a trained termite exterminator. We will identify the species of termite and the location of their colony. Our termite services include establishing a complete barrier around your foundation using liquid termite treatments. Termites track through the barrier, carrying the liquid to their colony where the effects spread.

Our services are guaranteed. If termites return during the warranty period, we’ll come back to your home or business for additional treatment at no extra cost. We also offer ongoing treatment services for proactive termite control. To find out how much residential or commercial treatment costs, get a free quote or call Green Home Termite & Pest Control at (480) 525-7378 today.

 

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